HAYWARD -- A 41-year-old man who police say lied about being stabbed in the back by an acquaintance over the weekend was recovering from the attack Monday morning.

Officers were dispatched at 10:30 a.m. Sunday to a downtown fire station for a report of a person who had been assaulted with a deadly weapon, Sgt. Ken Forkus said.

Firefighters there told police that the victim, a Hayward resident, walked into the station that morning and told them that he fell off his bike and hurt his back.

Upon closer inspection, police said, paramedics noticed the man was suffering from a stab wound to his lower back.

The victim later admitted he was stabbed by an acquaintance while walking near B and Main streets, but he refused to identify his assailant, Forkus said. The attack, he said, took place between 2 and 3 a.m. Saturday morning.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for the injury, which was not life-threatening, and released.

Police said the man was uncooperative with responding officers, who searched the area after the emergency call but did not find a suspect.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 510-293-7000 or an anonymous tip line at 510-293-7197.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.



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